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Environmental Law

2013

Washington and Lee University School of Law

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Colonial Property, Private Dams, And Climate Change In Virginia, Jill M. Fraley Jan 2013

Colonial Property, Private Dams, And Climate Change In Virginia, Jill M. Fraley

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Dams have been a significant part of flood prevention and management systems in the United States, dating back to the systematic efforts of the Tennessee Valley Authority and, less systemically, long before that. Dealing with flood management in Virginia presents unique challenges because of a colonial legacy that allows most dams in Virginia to be privately owned. Through a mechanism called King’s Grants, some Virginia landowners hold title not simply to property surrounding a navigable waterway, but also to the soil beneath the river and to dams crossing the river. Such ownership of the soil of large, navigable waterways ...


Introduction To Property, History & Climate Change In The Former Colonies Symposium Special Issue, Jill M. Fraley Jan 2013

Introduction To Property, History & Climate Change In The Former Colonies Symposium Special Issue, Jill M. Fraley

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